Denmark 1775 christians d'or Fr-279

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Goldberg sale 80, lot 3712
Denmark 1775 christian dor obv G80-3712.jpg

This specimen was lot 3712 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark. 1 Christian d'or, 1775. Christian VII, 1766-1808. Bust right. Reverse: Crowned C7 monograms around triangle. A pleasing example of this rare type. NGC graded EF-45." Danish currency endured several "reforms" in the nineteenth century. Until 1813, 1 ducat = 2 speciedaler = 12 mark = 192 skilling Danske. This type is listed for 1771 and 1775 only and is rare as stated. It is the first of its denomination, which was struck irregularly until the 1850's.

Recorded mintage: 22,721.

Specification: 6.68 g, .903 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-279; KM-629; Hede-5B.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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